Urgent Notice - Sunday 22 March 2020
There have been some major developments with COVID-19 over the weekend.
One of them which will affect a lot of our parents is the directive from the government that people
over 70 years of age must self-isolate immediately.
JJ from Uzabus has just informed me that most of his drivers meet that criteria.
Therefore, there is an immediate stop to our bus run until further notice.
I realise that this will leave parents in a difficult position. I will be sending a survey home tomorrow
to gauge how we can all support each other in getting our children to and from school. Please look
for this on the school app. I will keep you updated on any developments.
Please note: there is no bus run until further notice. Please let other parents know so that no child is
left waiting for the bus in the morning.
Welcome to Thornton School.
Thornton School is a small country school situated in the small coastal village of Thornton, 15kms northwest of Whakatane. The Thornton area has a wonderful history where 100 years ago the surrounding land was swampland which was drained to become the productive farm land that it now is.
We are fortunate to be near the Thornton beach and alongside the wonderful Rangitaiki River.
Our local school community is drawn from from the Plains and wider Whakatane area. Our parents are very supportive of our school and we have an active Parent Group.
We have six well-resourced classrooms catering for students from Years 0 – 8 and friendly, vibrant teachers and teacher aides who provide a high quality learning programme.
Our school has a family feel to it and our children are very supportive of each other.
The school has wonderful grounds with excellent facilities, including a modern and well maintained library, swimming pool, playgrounds and large playing fields including the native shrubbery perfect for building huts. The classrooms are well resourced with computers, laptops and interactive whiteboards.
Each year we hold among other activities, our Calf Club day, Art Week and a school production. Our students participate in a variety of sporting codes through interschool events with the other schools on the Rangitaiki Plains and some students represent the school in Saturday netball and soccer teams.
If you would like your child to join us at Thornton School, please give call us on 3049308.
Shelley Bremner Principal
Phone/Fax: 073049308 or 0272564911
2020 Term Dates
Monday 3 January – Thursday 9 April
Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July
Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September
Monday 12 October – Tuesday 15 December
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Our school app "Thornton School" is available for all devices and can be downloaded for free through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.